• 2023 December 3 10:48

    PortNews’ past week main headlines

    Ports and Hydraulic Engineering

    • Murmansk Bulk Terminal has loaded its record volume of iron ore onto a Capesize vessel using new technology.
    • Export of fertilizers via the Port of Taman enables logistics operators to build profitable supply chains.
    • Vostochny Port tripled its throughput thanks to its two year operation of a “closed loop” of cargo traffic.
    • Equipment for the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant was shipped to the seaport of St. Petersburg.
    • The State Duma gives not to early termination of lease agreements for federal property with coal stevedores.
    • EuroChem shipped its first cargo of products to Great Port of St. Petersburg under an agreement with Global Ports.
    • A law has been signed and published to simplify the privatization of inland ports property.
    • Almost 140 people are involved in the construction of Pionersky marine terminal based in Kaliningrad region.
    • The cost of newbuilding contracts signed by Samussky Shipyard for 2024-2025 exceeds RUB 500 million.

    Shipping and Logistics

    • Non-ferrous metals are one of the most profitable and in-demand cargoes for global trade. Nevertheless, it was one of the few cargoes which shipment via Russian seaports demonstrated a decline this year.
    • Primorsky Krai based Dalzavod Ship Repair Center is improving its technical equipment.
    • The Alexander Deev ferry completed her drydocking and is ready for loading in the Port of Vanino, Khabarovsky Krai.
    • Winter icebreaking season kicked off at the Leningrad Oblast based Port of Ust-Luga.
    • The new edition of the rules for equal access of shippers to transportation to come into force as of September 1, 2024.
    • CGC Holding LLC plans LNG exports via the southern route in 2025.
    • A plan for icebreakers deployment during winter shipping season in the Sea of Azov has been approved.

    Shipbuilding and Ship Repair

    • USC abandoned the project of one of the competence centers in St. Petersburg.
    • FESCO and USC are discussing a project to build a fleet of sea-going / inland mixed class container carriers.
    • TechFlot engaged in shipbuilding / ship repair obtains a certificate from Military Register.
    • Nordic Engineering receives an RS certificate for heeling tests and weighing of vessels.
    • NOREBO Holding’s Otradnoye Shipyard’s newbuilding order book includes 25 vessels.
    • Andrei Kostin reported to the Russian President about the need to build new shipyards in the Leningrad region and the Far East.
    • Baltic Shipyard loaded the mast onto the Project 22220 nuclear icebreaker Yakutia.

    Bunkering Market

    • Paris - for hydrogen, Russian rivers - for sulfur.

    New Resignations and Appointments

    • Dmitry Yerkov named Executive Director of Tuapse Bulk Terminal.
    • Vasily Strugov tapped as Executive Director of Construction Dredging Company LLC.

2024 March 3

15:33 Yara and ACME signed a binding agreement for supply of green ammonia
14:16 KfW IPEX-Bank finances Duisburg Gateway Terminal
12:27 Greece and Germany enhance cooperation in shipping sector
10:08 Panama Canal generates $3,630 million for the country's economy while government dithers

2024 March 2

15:29 SolarDuck and its two partners ink collaboration agreement for a grid-scale offshore hybrid wind-solar project in Italy
13:41 Port of LA awards $1.5M in community investment grants for FY2023/24
11:18 Canadian Coast Guard issues fine for a hazardous vessel
09:37 IAA PortNews’ top headlines, Week 09

2024 March 1

18:00 Altera Infrastructure announces strategic divestment of ALP Maritime Services
17:31 Yangzijiang Shipbuilding books $7.1 billion of newbuilds in 2023
17:14 Sanmar starts construction of the world’s first methanol-fuelled escort tugs
16:41 The Green Award welcomes 8 New Japanese ports
16:05 HAV Group signs contract for design of Lavik-Oppedal ferries
15:52 KOTUG acquires joint venture interest in Kotug Seabulk Maritime
15:14 Equinor's Empire Wind 1 and Orsted's Sunrise Wind secure contracts in New York’s offshore wind projects
14:23 Fujairah bunker sales rise to five-month high in January 2024
13:51 Russia exported more than 700,000 metric tons of oil products from the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk in 2023 using small river barges
13:24 APM Terminals announces maiden call of Nordics only direct service to South America
12:56 Hapag-Lloyd increases rates from North Europe to India, Pakistan, Red Sea and Arabian Gulf
12:21 Ankara’s Port Başkent OIZ Eti Logistics Ankara Intermodal Terminal starts operations
11:42 European Commission makes €1bn available for recharging and refuelling points
11:17 ABB to supply Sea Change shore power connection at Portsmouth’s port
10:41 Karish North and second gas export riser online and new GSPA signed
09:48 MAN Energy Solutions opens up service hub in Singapore

2024 February 29

18:02 Gentari partners with SEDC Energy for Sarawak H2 hub
17:35 Port of Tanjung Pelepas inks purchase agreement for 6 ULCV quay cranes
17:12 BV research confirms central role of operational and energy efficiency in meeting shipping’s 2050 carbon budget
16:42 President Vladimir Putin encourages foreign companies to actively use the opportunities of the NSR
16:14 MABUX: Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 09, 2024
15:56 President Putin calls for upgrading the country’s inland waterways core infrastructure
15:24 The Bollore Group and the CMA CGM Group announce the successful sale of Bollore Logistics to CMA CGM
14:41 CMA CGM resumes operations in the Red Sea
14:09 TotalEnergies to supply Sembcorp with 0.8 Mtpa of LNG for 16 years
13:44 MOL and Idemitsu Kosan to launch demonstration test of recycling used plastics generated aboard VLCC
13:22 Six Arctic expeditions on the 50 Let Pobedy nuclear icebreaker planned for 2024
13:15 NYK Group acquires UK-based delivery platform business for e-commerce operators
13:07 President Vladimir Putin: Russia intends to build effective logistics corridors with friendly countries
12:51 TECO 2030 and Umoe Mandal receives preliminary approval for high-speed vessel design
12:14 ClassNK has awarded AiP for the design of a multi-functional floating offshore windfarm support vessel
11:30 Port Houston container volumes up 4% to 332,961 TEUs in Jan 2024
11:10 Swedbank adopts Poseidon Principles for carbon footprint reporting of shipping portfolio
10:42 Authorities give Conoco Phillips permission to launch Eldfisk nord in the North Sea
10:24 LNG dual-fuel BYD Explorer No.1 visits Bremerhaven for the first time
09:47 DeepOcean to inspect pipelines for Equinor

2024 February 28

18:07 Fratelli Cosulich takes delivery of second LNG bunkering vessel
17:44 Idemitsu, Mitsubishi and Proman join forces to develop a clean ammonia project in the United States
17:13 CULines and IAL to launch a new South China – Vietnam – Thailand service SCT2 in March
16:47 Saudi container line Folk Maritime launched
16:25 China's shipbuilding industry grows in 2023 under US sanctions
15:58 Japan, China, and Greece retain global leadership in shipowning
15:32 Jumbo Shipping, SAL Heavy Lift and Intermarine join forces in new commercial joint venture
14:58 Port of Hamburg handled a total of 114.3 million tonnes of goods in 2023
14:23 SITC launches new "Weifang-Japan" service with successful maiden voyage
13:48 Pier 400 in the port of Los Angeles upgrades its terminal operations fleet
13:13 Congo becomes an LNG exporting country
11:59 DEME reports 2023 results
11:13 KOTUG Canada holds steel cutting ceremony for two high bollard pull methanol fueled escort tugs for Trans Mountain Expansion Project
10:46 MOL's ammonia bunkering vessel receives AiP from Bureau Veritas

2024 February 27

18:07 Serco named preferred supplier for Vard Marine's naval modernization project
17:45 Ascenz Marorka’s mother company acquires Danish VPS
17:22 Majestic Fast Ferry has commissioned Incat Crowther to design a new second generation 39-metre passenger ferry
16:47 FSRU reaches NFE’s Barcarena LNG terminal in Brazil
16:24 Wartsila introduces Ammonia Fuel Supply System to ease shipping’s transition to ammonia fuel
15:54 Piraeus Port Authority and Guangzhou Port Group sign MoU
15:14 DNO Norge orders Noble jack-up rig for drilling work in Norway
14:40 Stena Evolution and Shell team up for innovative deepwater drilling project in the Gulf of Mexico
14:23 OOCL adds the eight eco-friendly 24,188 TEU ship
13:40 Port of Tanjung Pelepas completes first LNG bunkering operation
13:02 HD Korea Shipbuilding wins $267.8 mln order for 2 car carriers
12:45 Wallenius Wilhelmsen declares options for four additional Shaper Class vessels